Molecular diagnostic and Mycobacteriology unit

Our unit is composed of two laboratories.

  • Molecular diagnostic lab where bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites may be detected directly from clinical samples. Bacteria and fungi can also be identified after their growth in broth and/or media;
  • Mycobacteriology lab where both the Koch bacilli (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) and atypical mycobacteria such as M. avium, M. kansasii, M. haemophilum and M. genavensae, to name a few, may be detected by culture and their antibiotic susceptibility tested.

Our unit is strongly implicated in innovation and research and development and largely interacts with the central common microbiology laboratory, receiving the clinical samples, aliquoting them for the different units and directly performing the molecular rapid tests such as Bd-max & GenXpert, as well as the rapid immunochromatographic tests. We also largely interact with the conventional microbiology, the serology and the genomics/metagenomics laboratories.

 Last updated on 27/01/2021 at 09:28